Elize

4.3
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Hallo, Welcome to Elize.
We live by the motto "Simplicity is already complex enough." This means allowing the seasonal, quality ingredients we purchase from local Central Florida farmers showcase themselves, without having to overwhelm our guests with ingredients and an abundance of menu pages. We admire the simple things; "the way mother use to make it" , the imprint of an emblem on a napkin, and the feeling of being welcomed from friendly staff.
Our owner, Michelle, has designed a space with the same hospitality her mother, Elize, instilled in her childhood home. She has brought along the flavors and sauces from her home in the Netherlands and blended it into American cuisine.
We hope that once your last bite is gone, the memories made at Elize will stay with you forever.

**Please note our menu changes frequently due to having a "seasonal" menu.
Locavores welcome! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
What 20 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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e
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early and it was family dinner. Food was spectacular

OT
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Loved the food! Why are there not more people in the restaurant.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was surprised to find Rusty Spoon had changed hands to this new owner, Elize. Atmosphere not as warm and welcoming and the food was just okay. Won’t be quick to return.

AT
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have not been open long but the meal was enjoyable and the service was very good. We asked for coffee but the coffee bar had not been opened yet but the server was able to secure a French press and got the kitchen staff to heat some water. I know this may not seem like much but how many servers would have been sorry no coffee... thanks Brittany the coffee was nice with the desserts!

JM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Listen, The Rusty Spoon was a lovely, good quality, nice restaurant you could count on for great food and ambiance. It is totally ruined with “Elize”. It feel like you are in a cafeteria. Or a Starbucks cafe. Might be ok for a lunch, but no longer a nice, cozy dinner restaurant. Super uncomfortable. I will not be back

B
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I know we should not do it but in comparison to the Rusty Spoon the taste of the food is average at best. My burger was very dry and I think the value for the money is not there. Sorry to say that

Elize
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hello there, we're very sorry to hear your experience was unsatisfactory. We've relayed this back to our kitchen staff to ensure our cooks are mindful and work at a premium level. The Rusty Spoon was crafted into quality throughout its 8 years of being open, we hope you'll return to give us another chance as we perfect our establishment each and every day our doors are open. Have a wonderful day!

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MK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This place has good drinks but a very limited menu that is extremely overpriced. They actually had the audacity to charge a dollar for mayonnaise for a hamburger. By the way, they charge for all condiments and $14 for bread with some cheese sauce.
With prices as ridiculous as these are I can’t believe they try to nickel and dime you to death

Elize
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Mark, we'll be discussing this with our team as we continue to perfect our establishment. Our reasoning behind our menu pricing is a result of purchasing ingredients from local farmers and making every sauce, dressing, and loaf of bread by hand in our own kitchen. Although it would be cheaper to purchase ingredients from food distributors, it would go against our ethos of fueling our local economy and our commitment to premium level food. We hope you'll revisit us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wouldn’t know they wheee closed that night I made the reservation on open table

Elize
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hello there! We apologize for the miscommunication for we are still in the middle of updating our restaurant. Our hours have been officially changed and hope you'll choose to dine with us in the future!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and fantastic food!

B
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome environment with excellent food prior to an event at the Amway. Great farm to table. Everything was delicious.

C
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MUST MUST MUST order the haystack fries. You won't regret it. The food is yummy. The spot is nice.

MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Disappointed ☹️. Expected tastier food and more extensive menu. Service was slow. Dessert was good. Will not go back. Got an undeserved three star rating from AAA. Expected more with this rating.

DE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Had a martini which was bad & expensive. Food wasn’t good at all & very high priced.

H
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been to this location twice now! Each time the service was great and the food absolutely unique and delicious! Being able to make a reservation was so easy and my last visit, we had to adjust the time and they were very accommodating!

MH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and lunch with new business associates - great choice.

TA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was empty, which was odd given the excellent food and reviews I read.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seated very quickly, server was very prompt, chef was accommodating to dairy and soy allergy, food came out quick. Small portions of food.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was great! Service was great we never had to try and grab anyone’s attention!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & staff. Really enjoyed everything! I hope the new chef is equally as accommodating with gluten free...that was the biggest reason our group settled on this restaurant. I always feel awkward being the only one with this need, but I have great friends that make sure when we all eat out that I’m good/safe to have fun with them. This place did not disappoint. Big thanks-being GFree, my meal was no different than anyone else & I love that our waiter kept it low profile.

GV
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Served two raw cheese burgers 🍔
When pointed out, the plates taken away but our raw meat covered silverware 🍴 💉 was left on the table was left to feast with.
When the plates came back 💥 same plate 💥 same meat juice covered sides 💥 SAME 🤢 🥩 MEAT! STILL RAW 🤮.
We sat as the waiter of the half empty over staffed restaurant walked by us until the end of our stay. He then took our uneaten food 🥘 and gave me the full priced bill. Manager was clueless. I have written ZERO reviews in my life, but to this level of incompetence needs to be heard. If they had any clue who I was sitting with they would have had the chef even owner checking on us.